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More Rain in the Forecast Wednesday PM/Thursday AM

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Temperatures surged into the upper 50's last night as the warm/cold front responsible for yesterday's rain moved across the region.  Another batch of rain will commence later this morning and this will continue in varying intensities before ending around 7 AM tomorrow.  Another 1-2" are possible.
General Overview The northeast radar shows some action working through Eastern NY/PA but the bulk is still in Western NY, WV and PA.   Temperatures are running in the low 50's in Southern New England while they are in the upper 30's/low 40's in the Merrimack River Valley and other areas closer to the NH border.   As a result of the warm air and moisture in the air we have fog and plenty of it this morning.  This has prompted the NWS to issue a *Dense Fog Advisory* in gray and a *Special Weather Statement* in the Donald Trump skin color. By noon the rain will be making its way into Western New England and pushing into Central New England. The rain may lighten at times e…

Some Slick Spots This AM (North)

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The National Weather Service in Taunton has posted *Freezing Rain Advisories* for interior MA/VT/NH thanks to a warm front that will lift across the region today.  Temperatures will quickly rise above freezing this AM and rise into the 50's/60's by this evening across Central and SE MA/RI.  Total rainfall today 0.75-1.5".

Short Term Outlook
Here is the regional radar as of 530 AM.  Light rain is beginning in Central/Western MA and it will work into Eastern MA shortly.
There will be a bit of a lull between 7-930 AM before the main course arrives.  As of 4 AM the surface warm front is still in PA/MD/VA.
Moisture is overrunning the warm and falling in cold areas thus the reason for the Freezing Rain headlines.  That said its pretty much at or just above freezing for much of the region.  Here are the 7 AM temperatures
Looking at these temperatures and the current radar I would say NE MA dodged a bullet this morning with cold air firmly in place but not much precipitation.  Th…

Periods of Rain and Wind Midweek

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Dry late fall weather is in place this afternoon through Monday evening as high pressure is in control.  A active jet stream will bring two rounds of rain Tuesday afternoon and again Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.   Southern New England will be on the warm side of this storm that is loaded with moisture.  Total precipitation from both events will exceed 2-3" in some spots.

General Overview
Much of Southeastern New England is cloud free but clouds are filling in from NW to SE across Worcester County.
 High pressure is in control for the entire Eastern US.  The next weather maker is still out in Colorado.
The clouds will dissipate tonight and the winds will relax allowing for cold Canadian air to mix in.  Lows will be in the mid 20's inland to near 32 in the cities.
Pleasant weather is on tap for Monday.  High pressure remains in control.  Our next weather maker has now moved towards the Upper Midwest/Great Lakes.
Temperatures tomorrow are 3-5 degrees below averag…

Light Mix of Precipitation Wednesday Eve into Thanksgiving AM

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Cold blustery weather continues Tuesday although winds will be less then the past two days.  Temperatures moderate slightly on Wednesday before a disturbance moves through Wed PM into Thursday AM.  Some of the precipitation may fall in the form of snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle.  As a result travel Thursday AM will be slow.

General Overview
Current temperatures are near AM minimums.  Many communities are in the mid to upper 20's with mostly clear skies and light winds.
There may be one or two snow showers around this AM before skies become mostly sunny.  We still have high pressure to our west and low pressure in the Canadian Maritimes.  The clockwise flow around the high and counter clockwise flow around the low are keeping this cold air mass in place.
Max temperatures are in the 40's across Eastern MA/RI/and the CT River Valley while temperatures remain in the upper 30's across parts of Worcester County.
Temperatures tonight again drop into the 20's region wide.  B…

Showers Saturday Night-Sunday Ending as Light Snow

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A vigorous low pressure system is delivering the first widespread snowfall of the season to the Midwest and Great Lakes,  As the system moves east it will bring snow to the interior Northeast including the mountains of Western New England.  In the urban corridor of Southern New England we will see mostly rain but it will end as some light snow showers Sunday evening.  Little to no accumulation is expected.

General Overview
The IR satellite shows the storm in the Great Lakes.  There is also another storm moving into the NW US and low pressure offshore of New England.
The low in the Atlantic is responsible for gray skies in Southeastern New England as it slowly spins offshore.  The system in the Great Lakes will push this out to sea as it moves towards the coast this weekend.  Here is the surface chart as of 7 am.
Temperatures are crashing behind this front.  Here the 24 hour temperature difference for the US.  Temperatures are running over -30 F cooler at this time today when compared t…

Rain and Coastal Flood Threat Today

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A developing area of low pressure will track over or near Southern New England today bringing heavy rain to the region.  Thanks in part to the "King Tide" and "Supermoon" the tides are the highest of the year already.  The low will add a few feet to the tide resulting in minor coastal flooding along the coast.  Temperatures will struggle to get out of the 40's inland except for late this afternoon as the low moves over SE New England.  As that happens temps will briefly spike into the upper 50's/low 60's.

General Overview
Here is the northeast regional radar as of 538 AM
Here is the surface analysis as of 4 AM.  Our storm is just getting its act together off the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Steady rain will begin to work into CT/RI by 8-9 AM.  The first heavy band of rain that may have some thunder/lightning will move into MA between 10-11 AM.  Some locations within these bands may see upwards of 1"/hr rainfall rates which will result in localized street f…